Adair County Resident Named DuoCounty Scholar
Posted on Monday, June 08, 2009 [8:41 AM]
|Joseph Thomas Payne of Columbia (third from
left) is a DuoCounty Telephone Cooperative Corp. Scholar at Lindsey
Wilson College. Pictured with Payne are Duo County Executive Vice
President/Chief Operating Officer Bill Magruder (left); his father,
Joseph Payne; and Lindsey Wilson Fund Director Brady Button.
COLUMBIA, Ky. - An Adair County resident has
been named a DuoCounty Telephone Cooperative Corp. Scholar at
Lindsey Wilson College.
Joseph Thomas Payne of Columbia has received the telephone
cooperative's scholarship at Lindsey Wilson.
Payne, the son of Joseph and Majorie Payne, is a 2009 graduate
of Adair County High School. He will be a freshman this fall at
Lindsey Wilson, where he plans to prepare for a career in music.
And he will get a good start to his major - beginning this fall,
the college is adding a bachelor of arts in fine arts
administration. It will be the 22nd undergraduate program offered
at the college.
Telecom founded the scholarship program for one year for a
first-time, full-time freshman to attend Lindsey Wilson from
DuoCounty's service area, which includes parts of Adair, Casey,
Cumberland and Russell counties.
"It's an honor to receive this scholarship from DuoCounty,"
Payne said. "I appreciate everything DuoCounty has done to help me
And DuoCounty officials say they are equally excited about
supporting the scholarship program at Lindsey Wilson.
"We are pleased to be able to help a good student like Joseph
attend a wonderful college like Lindsey Wilson" said Duo County
Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer Bill Magruder.
"Duo County Telecom is dedicated to education in our community. We
hope Joseph achieves his goals at Lindsey Wilson College."
At Adair County High School, Payne was a member of marching
band, concert band, district honors band and pep club. He was a
recipient of several honors, including the honors award,
outstanding musician and most improved musician.